Daily, Madeline

Back in the Groove

New Year, New Me…or just the same stressed out, overscheduled me, but with less anxiety about it all.

The last two weeks have been a welcome break from our routine. No work, no kindergarten drop-off, no dance classes to rush to, no PTA meetings to plan for, no packing lunches, not even any real bedtimes. But now we’re back and diving right back in. Three nights of dance classes, a PTA meeting, a work committee meeting, and more. No rest for the overscheduled mom.

This year though, I’m going to be okay with the busy. I’m going to embrace this season that we are in, and I’m going to work towards finding more unscheduled time. I’m making out menus, I’m meal prepping, I’m organizing our whole house and our lives. It’s going to be great, and I’m going to be okay with the shortcuts I have to take to keep my sanity and all the things that are left unfinished.

I’m going to focus on enjoying the crazy, the fun, the chaos, and even the busyness. Because while I know I might stress out about overlapping meetings and late night dance classes that keep my little one up past her bedtime, I know that one day I will look back at this time in our lives and miss the times where our daughter needs me this much. I’ll miss the requests for one more bedtime story and one extra hug and I will actually miss driving her to dance classes and t-ball practices and soccer games, and I might even miss that school drop-off line.

And until then, I’ll just be counting down the days until Spring Break when we get that next moment of unscheduled rest.


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